Fairytale Town is a world of Mother Goose where fairy tales come to life. Children can chase each other around the crooked ... More
Fairytale Town is a world of Mother Goose where fairy tales come to life. Children can chase each other around the crooked mile and crawl on the tortoise and the hare. Captain Hook's pirate ship, Owl's tree house and King Arthur's table are all here. The petting zoo has a variety of animals to see, from sheep to donkeys. You can bring a picnic lunch or purchase hot dogs, corn dogs, nachos and drinks from a concession stand.
I took my 2yr old daughter here on her 2nd birthday and we were in and out in 1/2hr. She was quite bored and I believe she was truly too young to really understand it all. Yes, everything is about fairy tales, most of which she doesn't know about. She was most interested looking at the cow and donkey. We won't be back.
We were excited about a great concert in park on a beautiful summer evening. We followed all the rules, no outside food or drinks, and the chairs no higher than 10 inches. We got there early and were able to get a great area near the stage for a great view. With our blanket and chairs in place we ate dinner and waited for the concert. The second Jackie Greene hit the stage about 10-15 people stood up in FRONT of everyone and the stage and blocked the view for everyone behind them! The stage might be 1-2 feet up so they really blocked everything. We nicely asked a few of them if they could move so others could enjoy the concert but most of the response we “you can just stand up too”. Several people tried to talk to security or really anyone in charge to see if they could get ,at that time, the few standing people to move off to the side as is done at other concerts I’ve been to. Most of us were just put off with “this happen at every concert”. After awhile more and more people squeezed in front of the sitting people and joined the others standing in front. I finally insisted on talking with the woman who initially greeted everyone before the concert started hoping she had some authority. Talking with her was more of a waste of time. She said that she” doesn’t get out much” so she was at a loss as to what to do. I asked why we were required to bring low chairs if we couldn’t count on being able to see the concert while sitting in one? The outcome was basically if they have your money they no longer care what happens after that. She did say she talked with Jackie Greenes manager and he said that Jackie “ really wants the energy of the people standing in front“. Well I ask if maybe Jackie could skip the 20 rude people who stand in front and allow the 200-300 enjoy his music too!
I also don’t feel this is a family friendly venue. At the end of the night after seeing almost none of the concert that we paid for I was sick of it. The open drug use, lack of underwear of people standing in front of us and drunkenness , we gathered out things to leave. On the way out, since I had never been there before, we went through the castle. As we went a little way in it was deserted which I didn’t feel very comfortable about, until we got to the center room where there was someone passed out on the floor next to an overturned stool! At first I thought it was a child! As I touched her head and talked softly she stirred and I realized she was a petite adult who just passed out alone. One of the adults in my group ran out to find security to take care of the situation. That room should never be open if no one is making sure it is safe. What if it had been a child!
So I guess you can tell I will never go to Fairytale Town for any reason or donate to them in the future unless someone can step up and ensure all the people who paid to attend have the same right to enjoy the entertainment not just the rude.
I have two toddlers and they love this place. It has a lot of climbing and slides and it is built for kids. This place is definitely for kids, not for adults. There is a lot of benches to sit on if you want to and lots of trees for shade. It has a lot of great areas for pictures so keep your camera out and waiting!
Before we went to Failrytale Town I checked the reviews and there is a couple reviews that it is boring. We had so much fun with the kids! I believed that children with imagination will enjoy I have to admit there is no TV or games that changes color every minute that others are looking for but the place is just plain fun and at the same time good break for me and my children are so interested for those who are bored I don't know what to say. Good value as well!!!!!
All things considered the park is fairly well kept up an provides lots of attractions for small children. Reviewers who give it low ratings due to their own misunderstandings and lack of research should be ignored. Of course they don't allow adults with out children to enter. Give me a break? The truth is that pre-K through 1st or 2nd graders will have a good, active, and outdoor time. There are animals and climbing opportunities galore. Have fun.
I am sorry, but I don't agree. I think Fairytale Town is overpriced and not worth the time. The displays are outdated and need a face lift. Also, most of the attractions were slides that are too high and scared my two year old girls. I would visit the zoo and forget about Fairytale Town.
My daughter absolutely loves Fairytale Town. She slid down slides and then ran from the bottom of the slides to the ladder to do it all again and again. I loved the fact that many benches are conveniently located midway between the exit and the entrance of the slides so I could simply enjoy watching her. Additionally, she loves the face painting done for her by the Fairtale Town Fairy.
My son, who is 5 years younger, has had much the same experience on our day trips (no interest in the face painting though). He's thoroughly enjoyed himself sliding, running, jumping, climbing and getting dirty. I love being surrounded by families having so much fun there together.
The price is incredibly affordable and, if you can muster the annual fee, the annual passes (separately, for the zoo, too) make the trip to both parks even more affordable... in the long run. Additionally, the passes eliminate any bad feelings that might arrive arise in you after paying your and the childrens' daily entrance fees because invariably, sometimes (but not often) my children want to leave the park(s) shortly after arriving and paying! Less stress on me and for only a small annual fee.
People who complain about 1) their children and themselves being bored, 2) needing shiny and/or new slides and attractions and sterling upkeep, and/or rides (
Fairytale Town is a safe, remarkable, fund spot for children to run, play and imagine! I heard the comments about it being run down Did you know, it is a non-profit - how about pitching in or volunteering? The low admission can't cover all the costs!
Wow this was a good idea from someone! Nice shady park with lots of slides things to climb on and play on while parents have a rest on one of the many benches out for you. No complaints besides the icecream shop shut down and hour before they closed :(
I took my son with friends when he was under 1 year of age. I was amazed at how "worn" the place looked.
We continued to go with friends and with our mom's group. As our kids have grown (mine's just turning 3 with a party at the castle soon) they grew into the park and there is no requirement that it be shiny and overly commercial. I began to see it through my son's eyes. I began to think of it as quaint and fun - a place to play and discover.
The last time we were there he got filthy moving logs around with other kids in the teepee and digging in the dirt!
We have enjoyed the times we have spent there.
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